Lindberg Grumman Goose 1/48

Discussion in 'Start to Finish Builds' started by deckape, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. deckape

    deckape Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired Naval Vet
    Location:
    Moraine Ohio U.S.A.
    Ahoy
    Here is another build I am going to start prabally start this evening, Making a decission on how to model this on perhaps Cuttlers Goose of the tales of the Golden Monkey or Catalina transport plane, any suggestions will be Honored. This kit is the old ITC releaes I had one of these kits in yerars past, My memory serves me right it had a motor that rotated the two pros via rubber band wing came off to service the batteries. As I looked at the kit it hasnet changed only thing missin is the motor battery conectors rubberband and the color of the plastic which was Red.The Landing gear needs to be replaced and redone to scale. A fun build here is some pix of the kit.

    Boats:D:D:D:D
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Good one! I like the box art actually.
     
  3. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,721
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Remember watching the Golden Monkey Series! Good one Boats!
     
  4. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,645
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Can't remember the Golden Monkey thing, but remember Fantasy Island - think there was a Goose in that show, with the little guy calling out "The plane, the plane" ?!
    Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out Boats.
     
  5. brucejscott

    brucejscott Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Williamsport, Pa
    I think it was "Tales of the Brass Monkey" and starred Stephen Collins as an Indiana Jones-like character, but my memory could be bad. Anyway, great idea for a build Boats. Love It!
     
  6. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,872
    Likes Received:
    637
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    What box art????? :lol:


    PS: I think the name of the series was "Tales of the Golden Monkey" and as a kid I thought it was fantastic!
     
  7. deckape

    deckape Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired Naval Vet
    Location:
    Moraine Ohio U.S.A.
    Ahoy fellas
    thanks for your replies I will start the build in the morning i made the decission on the build it will be Cuttlers Goose of the Tales of the golden monkey I have the reference material in hand to do the job. Jake Cuttlers gooosew is all white with red trim a easy color schedule and build. I will po9st a couple pictures tomorrow for the update build report spent some time today on the reference material.

    Boats
     
  8. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,156
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Cool, heres a reference pic of Cutters Goose from the last years SA Model Expo
     

    Attached Files:

  9. deckape

    deckape Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired Naval Vet
    Location:
    Moraine Ohio U.S.A.
    Ahoy
    Okay fellas another honey dfo list i just finished up on now its time for cuttlers goose. The photos below show where I am removing the existing battery compartment top make rooom for interier detail, the arrows show where the plastic surgury is going to be the tail wheel location is being cut off flush with the fuselage not very much pieces to the kit looks like a fast build but i will try to slow down.

    Boats:D:D:D:D
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,156
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    We will just have to keep up with you Boats! :D
     
  11. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,645
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Yep! It's Boats Aviation Marine Manufacturing Inc methinks !
     
  12. deckape

    deckape Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired Naval Vet
    Location:
    Moraine Ohio U.S.A.
    Ahoy
    Old boats is back I had to take care of a few things, Now its all over it6s time for the build, after reviewing the kit it brings back memories as a gimic model of the niffty fifties this kit was one of them ITC had a slew of these motorized kits they wewre a must for the day of boyhood modeling at its best. The kit in todays standards is a bare bones shell of a kit and a lot is desired, but beggers cant be chossey leaves me with one option the kit needs doctoring and plastic surgury. Starting with the fuselage I removed the rudder I will replace the rudder in a later assembly the rudder in general is not correct, quite undersized. so I removed the rudder, the battery compartment which housed two penlite batteries was removed no need for it the fuselage was all cleaned up from the insides ready for bulkheads and flooring. Starting at the cockpit pilots compartment useinf card stock material and light cardboard I made the cockpit floor and same was done on the passenger flooring. The pilots seat was note acurate so i made a new one from cardstock. Floor ribbingsw were also made i have a lot of work on the detailing before proceeding any further. Here is the update I wqill post more this evening.

    Boats:):):):):)
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,589
    Likes Received:
    1,444
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Looking good.
     
  14. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,730
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Good work so far!
     
  15. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,645
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Nice work so far Boats, looking forward to further progress.
     
  16. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,156
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
  17. deckape

    deckape Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Retired Naval Vet
    Location:
    Moraine Ohio U.S.A.
    Ahoy
    Thanks guys for all of your imput I am always honored to you great fellas, as to the update i have the radio compartment constructed useing again cardfstock, I fashioned all of the four seats I primed the interier adding more details as I go along I have a few more before I starting the filling in the imperfections and adding the top wing as a complete sub assembly. The kit is acient by comparison of the two other companys that made this kit in 1/48 but with some doctoring it can be done to match up with the other two manufactures close but no cigar. Going back in second thoughts IO should have selected a better kit then this but I didn,t know. Main thing I am a happy camper as to the build of this ancient relic kit of the past. Here are the updates pictures I will post a couple more this evening.

    Boats:):):):):)
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,645
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Nice work Boats - it's always good when an old, very basic kit can be turned into a good model.
     
  19. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    yep amen, Airframes.
     
  20. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,721
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Top job as always Boats!
     
Loading...

Share This Page